audio/video again

> I think this sounds fine, but I don't think you need an RFC to dictate
> it. This would be a competitive advantage for an application, methinks.

This comment got me wondering, and I don't like where I wound up ...

Would it be a competitive advantage? As far as responsible users go,
it probably would.

That brings up irresponsible users - users who don't care about their
impact, and even worse hacker-type users who would deliberately bring
down the net if they could ... how long before someone figures out how
to make a server direct a Real Audio stream (or whatever) at someone
else? The leverage for hackers could be enormous.

Dick St.Peters, Gatekeeper, Pearly Gateway, Ballston Spa, NY

I pretty much agree with you,

My first thought was this would be a disadvantage, since most
users have no clue about the working of the net, but they know
that application <bandwidth hog> 'runs faster' than application
<net friendly>.

It's the old grazing on the commons thing,

Larry Plato
Speaking for myself